Songs To Learn And Sing – Dead Social Club, Sarah Williams White, Richard Earls And French Wives.

Dead Social Club.

Dead Social Club are six-piece electronic indie band formed in South London in 2009. There’s certainly a vaugue hint of a less doom laden Depeche Mode in the vocal delivery combined with a dash of 80’s post punk, yet they manage to make it sound fresh and vital with big chourus’s that stay on the right side of epic without ever sounding over blown. Their latest single “Stockholm” (below) is available as a pay what you like free download ( just click on the “Buy” button On the Soundcloud player)

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Sarah Williams White.

Sarah Williams White

Had we had decided to lengthen our list of “Ones To Listen Out For” in 2012, we would have been remiss not to include Sarah Williams White or SWW to her friends.

Sarah’s a South London solo artist & producer and recently released ‘Hide The Cracks‘ which picked up support from the likes of Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson and was playlisted on Amazing Radio reaching no.5 on the Amazing Charts.

Below is a remix from dubstepper Phaeleh , ahead of a new release due in March 2012 . Sarah has also co-written on Dan Le Sac‘s new LP which is due in May.

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Richard Earls

Describe your music Richard ?

” Well …. everyone in the club that night had a story to tell; the young woman doing shots at the bar, the middle-aged man crying into his beer,the boy on the edge of the dancefloor, the devil and the holy trinity over in the corner …..the rest is in my bio..”

Which reads thus :

In the late 70s and early 80s, it was the 100 Club, the Marquee, the WAG Club, Ronnie Scott’s and Dingwalls, then Paul Murphy’s Paladin Label; CBS Get Wise; Capital and the BBC, memorably opening an episode of City Lights for Charlie Gillet with a blast of harmonica into the ether and his first demo appearing on the same presenter’s Radio London programme Honky Tonk when he was still at school.

Playing again after 21 years living in central France, he can now be heard shouting the odds and blowing blues harp in juke joints and dives from Bordeaux to London.”

So make of that what you will 😉 .. Richard could be a more eloquent, grown up and infinitely less annoying Mike Skinner meets a pan european John Cooper Clarke infused with the blues or perhaps The Indelicates long lost uncle armed with a harmonica. Decide for yourselves, below … 🙂

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French Wives.

And from Richard in Poitou-Charentes, France we present ………….. French Wives. Who are actually from Scotland, they may not be married and we’re pretty sure they aren’t all female either! One of the joys of organising the “Blog Sound Of 2012″ list was that we discovered a number of bands our blogging peers had been waxing lyrical about during the course of 2012. Of course we can’t pretend we liked all their recommendations, but of the artists we hadn’t really listened to before French Wives ( and Houdini Dax) really stood out.

And as if to break the parsimonious Scottish stereotype … here’s a free track from them…:)

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